Summer Sounds

MUSIC IN THE PARK

Los Gatos Music and Arts kicks off the 26th annual Music in the Park weekly free public concert series on the Civic Center lawn on Sunday, June 16 and it runs through Sunday, August 25. Performances run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visit lgmip.com for information on the seating policy, food and drinks, public transportation and parking.

This year’s schedule:

 JUNE 16

Joe Sharino Band

(Pop rock)

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JUNE 23

Rupa And The April Fishes

(Multicultural)

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JUNE 30

Long Train Running

(Doobies tribute)

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JULY 7

James Garner

(Johnny Cash tribute)

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JULY 14

Maxx Cabello Jr.

(Blues)

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 JULY 21

Pacific Philharmonic

(Orchestra)

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 JULY 28

Oliver Mtukedzi

(AfroPop)

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AUGUST 4

Pacific Mambo Orchestra

(Salsa, Latin jazz)

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AUGUST 18

Saritah

(Soul, rock & reggae)

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AUGUST 25

Talavya

(Indian tabla drums)

Visit http://www.lgmip.com/ for more information

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VASONA VIBRATIONS

Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks present the 11th annual Vasona Vibrations Concert Series of weekly free performances featuring local artists on Saturdays from June 1 through July 27 at Vasona Lake and Los Gatos Creek. The concerts are held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the lawn near the ranger office. Donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

This year’s schedule:

JUNE 1

Celtic Heart

(Irish and American folk music)

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JUNE 8

Calaveras

(American traditional music and vocals)

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JUNE 15

Scott T. Miller And The Acoustic Porkchop Band

(Roots music mashup)

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JUNE 22

Sherry Austin With Henhouse

(Gritty folk music)

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JUNE 29

The Avalanche Choir

(Nuevo Americana)

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JULY 6

Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic

(Accordian)

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JULY 13

Flatpick Sidekicks

(Americana guitar duets)

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JULY 20

Top Shelf Big Band

(Big band orchestra)

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JULY 27

10Th Avenue Band

(Dixieland and swing)

Visit www.southbayfolks.org/vasona/ for more information.

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SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

The Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival, presented by the Festival Theatre Ensemble, returns to Oak Meadow Park in July and August with four productions this summer near the Lyndon Bandstand and the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad.

This year’s schedule:

The Tragedy of Hamlet

July 19 & 27, August 4 & 9

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The Comedy of Errors

July 20 & 28, August 2 & 10

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The Further Adventures of the Three Musketeers

July 21 & 26, August 3 & 8

The box office opens at 7 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. and all performances begin at 8 p.m. Open seating. Tickets are $22 for adults, $15 for seniors 60 and over, and $15 for youths 17 and under. Call (800) 838-3006 or visit www.festivaltheatreensemble.org for more information.

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FOURTH OF JULY

The Town of Los Gatos, LGS Recreation and Los Gatos High School proudly present the 4th of July celebration at the Los Gatos Civic Center on Thursday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This hometown event offers fun for the whole family. Come early to play games and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch being sold by members of Los Gatos service clubs in the food court. Stay awhile and soak in the sun while listening to the patriotic sounds of the San Jose Wind Symphony.

The day promises to be full of patriotic summertime fun for all. We hope to see you there!

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